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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: May 12, 2011 8:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: TJI - A nice excuse to indulge in late-73 goodness

Not sure how much of an upgrade this is, but I'll give C. Miller the benefit of the doubt and assume that this represents a new state of the art for these two amazing shows. Both take a few songs to really catch fire, but after that, boy oh boy...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-12-18.sbd.miller.113498.flac16

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-12-19.sbd.miller.113503.flac16

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: May 12, 2011 5:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TJI - A nice excuse to indulge in late-73 goodness

I was quite surprised to see a new remaster of 12/18/73. I have always considered 1973-12-18.sbd.miller.97511 to be one of the best sounding transfers archived here. Charlie's notes indicate that he has made adjustments to the pitch and levels and cleaned up a few sonic anomalies.

I don't see any reason to perform an A/B analysis of these remasters. Suffice to say that 12/18/73 is an important enough performance to keep up with any upgrades.

Not only do I consider 12/18/73 to be one of the very best shows of 1973, it's also one of my all time favorites. I'm hard pressed to think of a performance that is more jazzy than this one...

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: May 12, 2011 11:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TJI - A nice excuse to indulge in late-73 goodness

i haven't listened to this new copy yet, but i just grabbed it from lossless legs last night. i'm excited hear it; i've listened to this show a few times and enjoyed it, but i really want to sink my teeth in now, it seems just as good as the music on DP vol. 1...

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Poster: fenario80 Date: May 12, 2011 1:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TJI - A nice excuse to indulge in late-73 goodness

Without doing a song-by-song comparison or anything, these really sound amazing. Thanks for the heads-up.

I think I recall someone on here pointing out that the 18th is the only known instance of a Tennessee Jed opener ...

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: May 12, 2011 5:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TJI - A nice excuse to indulge in late-73 goodness

I don't know about others, but I was at this show where Jed came out first:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd76-06-29.sbd.bertha.31144.sbeok.flacf

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Poster: fenario80 Date: May 12, 2011 8:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TJI - A nice excuse to indulge in late-73 goodness

My mistake - or maybe I was misinformed. ty

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: May 12, 2011 8:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TJI - A nice excuse to indulge in late-73 goodness

No problems here, but if you've not heard the 6/29/76 show before, you might want to check it out. You're right though, not your typical opener. Anytime they opened with an anomaly tune, I always thought those shows to be special. The Mission In The Rain is a rare standout on this night, and the Playin' > Wheel > Playin' is extraordinary - tight and adventurous playing throughout - probably my favourite post-'74 version of Playin'.